Monthly Archives جولای 2020

Pelosi and McConnell resist testing for lawmakers as anxiety spikes

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Congressional leaders are digging in on their refusal to mandate regular coronavirus testing for lawmakers, despite growing calls to do so from both inside and outside the Capitol.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected an offer from the administration to provide rapid tests to lawmakers in early May — citing concerns about logistics as well as the appearance of giving lawmakers preferential treatment.

And they haven’t changed their minds, eve...

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Toronto Raptors will kneel for ‘O Canada’ as well as U.S. anthem in opening game

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The Toronto Raptors will treat both the U.S. and Canadian national anthems as “one long song” ahead of their opening game of the NBA restart on Saturday, according to coach Nick Nurse.

Two days after every player and coach kneeled for “The Star-Spangled Banner” before a pair of games on opening night, the Raptors are expected to follow suit prior to their first game Saturday against the Los Angeles Lakers at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.

When asked about the Canadian anthem, Nurse pointed out that “we certainly have our issues with police brutality in Canada. We don’t want anyone to confuse that, it’s certainly an area Canada needs to work on as well.”

The images of dozens of players and staff kneeling with arms linked during Thursday’s U.S. anthem were powerful...

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Saskatchewan holding the line on prevention despite spike in coronavirus cases

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Saskatchewan is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases unlike anything experienced since the coronavirus pandemic first began four months ago.

On Monday, the reproductive rate of coronavirus (Rt) in Saskatchewan was 2.2, meaning for each person infected they will infect roughly two to three others.

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe responded to the growing number of cases saying, “I know we are all some level suffering of pandemic fatigue and most of us have probably been a little less careful than we have in the spring. That may be why we’re seeing a few case numbers starting to creep up again in parts of the province as well, I don’t think it’s any cause for alarm just yet.”

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The province’s chief medical hea...

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White House, Democrats feud over deadlock as millions set to lose jobless aid

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White House officials and Democratic leaders tried to blame each other for the impasse over the new coronavirus relief bill, even as millions of Americans are set to lose $600 per week in federal unemployment benefits.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Speaker Nancy Pelosi spent Friday morning accusing the other of being unwilling to reach a compromise on a new relief package, with both sides unable to come to ...

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Montreal Canadiens look to rewrite script against Pittsburgh Penguins

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Shea Weber is fine being the underdog.

Good thing, because the Montreal Canadiens and their captain are certainly that heading into the team’s qualifying round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Canadiens were playing out the string, sitting 24th in the overall standings — some 15 points back of the seventh-ranked Penguins — when the NHL was shut down in mid-March by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Montreal had traded away a number of veterans and was already looking to next season. But when the league settled on a 24-team format in the spring for its summer restart to the 2019-20 campaign, the Canadiens just snuck in under the wire and now have a chance to rewrite their script.

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Trudeau says he anticipated ‘perception issues’ over WE Charity student grant deal

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he knew there would be problems with perception over having WE Charity run a $900-million student-volunteer program, but he believed there was no conflict of interest because his family would not benefit.

The prime minister also said he did not seek guidance from the federal ethics commissioner after public servants recommended the WE organization administer the Canada Student Service Grant.

This, despite the fact Trudeau said he did know the public and opposition politicians would scrutinize the deal because of his own and his family’s ties to WE, which is why he told the public servants recommending the organization to go back and make absolutely sure they were on solid ground.

“I knew there would be perception issues around this,” Trudeau said Frida...

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In race for vaccine, African countries fear coming in last

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Political leaders across the world have said everybody, everywhere, should be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available. But across Africa, health officials are growing increasingly concerned they won’t be able to afford the potentially life-saving therapies currently under development.

The deals a handful of governments are striking with pharmaceutical companie...

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کانادا دو Pavan Humana-Paredes مشتاق برای مسابقه برگشت با آمریکا رقبای

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رانندگی در کنار اقیانوس اطلس از طریق لانگ بیچ کالیفرنیا در حال حاضر یک آشنا سفر برای سارا Pavan و ملیسا Humana-Paredes.

با Pavan رانندگی و Humana-Paredes, روش سوارکاری, shotgun, منظره اقیانوس از بین می رود به عنوان آنها به نوبه خود به سمت بزرگراه بین ایالتی 405 و سرعت گذشته ایستگاه های گاز و رستوران مکزیکی در راه خود به خانه.

آن بوده است که این روال برای حاکم والیبال ساحلی قهرمان جهان پس از هر بازی از جام قهرمانان اروپا برای اولین بار والیبال ساحلی رویداد برگزار شد پس از COVID-19 آورده جهان را متوقف کند...

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London, Ont., couple wins $100K in lottery draw

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A lucky London, Ont., couple is celebrating a lottery win.

A ticket purchased by Ericka and Lincoln James matched the last six of seven Encore numbers in exact order in the May 5, 2020 daily Keno draw.

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“I thought the win was for $1,000, and I was thrilled about it,” said Ericka, a hospital worker, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up their cheque. The prize they won was actually $100,000.

“I called my husband and he came right home. Then we went to the store together to validate the ticket,” she said, adding that Lincoln did a happy dance as the lottery terminal confirmed the results.

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Fauci: Virus rampant in U.S. due to inadequate, patchwork shutdowns

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The Trump administration’s decision to leave coronavirus shutdown decisions to the states created a patchwork of policies that effectively only imposed restrictions on about half of the country, NIH infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci told a House hearing on Friday.

“There were some states that did it very well, and there were some states did not,” Fauci told the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronaviru...

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